Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > On Thu, 6 Feb 2003 12:21, Brian Nelson wrote: >> > - split up libqt3-headers into libqt3-headers and libqt3-compat-headers >> > since about 30% of the Qt-headers are for compatibility to Qt 1.x and 2.x >> > versions and not part of the official Qt3 API anymore. If a packager >> > maintains a package that requires the compat files he should then notify >> > upstream to fix the includes he uses and until then use >> > libqt3-compat-headers in his build-dependencies >> >> I don't think it should be Debian's responsibility to track Trolltech's >> API compatibility, especially since many of the current headers support >> obsolete features anyway. > > I think that it is our responsibility to do whatever it takes to make software > work well in Debian. I think that having separate packages for the old > compatability code that most people doing new development won't need is a > good idea. I hate it when I accidentally use the wrong API... However, if you needed to install the compat headers to build a single package, you would lose the desired effect for all other Qt packages you build. A better solution would be to use #warning's instead, as Simon suggested. -- My secret to happiness... is that I have a heart of a 12-year-old boy. It's over here in a jar. Would you like to see it?
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